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Re: Stifle injury, but not a downer

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:34 pm
by Bright Raven
Lucky_P wrote:Got one not unlike her... 16 yr old. Almost a pet, the Queen Mother, if you will... foot issue... not quite 3-legged, but pretty crippled up. Was gonna send her to the local custom-kill place and have her ground for donation to Salvation Army soup kitchen (we try to donate a cull cow that way every year or so). But... she's bred, and we like her enough to baby her along through the winter with the horses if we have to; her daughters are always phenomenal.
We won't send her to the local salebarn and have the yahoos there beating on her...she deserves better...so she'll either die here on the place or take a short ride to the custom place after this next calf is weaned.


You are a good man!

Re: Stifle injury, but not a downer

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:59 pm
by Bigfoot
Ojp6 wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:
callmefence wrote:I see no ethics violation in taking her to the sale and running her through palpated.
She'll limp through the ring and at the least you'll get slaughter price. If someone wants to try to take her home and get the calf that's their business.
It's not like your hiding anything, what you see is what you get.


True. I hadn't stayed at a sale long enough to see pound cows sell in years. I wonder if they'll even take one that's three legged lame.


If she will stand up and get off the trailer just bring her next Thursday and she should bring something. What she brings will depend mostly on whether she looks like she will make a ride somewhere fairly upright.
All the cripples get penned by themselves so nothing gets rode too bad most of the time.


Thanks. I was hoping you'd see this.

Re: Stifle injury, but not a downer

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:26 pm
by coachg
I have one , registered Black Angus cow, with a stifle injury. Vet said it was like me or you tearing our ACL. He said she would surround it with calcium and sometimes they do well with it. She has raised 2 nice calves since but really gets pushed around at the hay feeder. Said I wasn't going to baby her again for another winter but with the abundance of hay we have , I may keep her one more . She is due next month.

Re: Stifle injury, but not a downer

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:19 pm
by Bigfoot
I pushed this one on to the house this afternoon. She's actually getting around better than she has in a while. I don't think she's got another winter in her though. Guess I'll haul her off Wednesday or Thursday.

Re: Stifle injury, but not a downer

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:07 pm
by coachg
Probably thinking with your head and not your heart ! I should do the same I guess.